Approval to dip into EPF savings a huge relief


I AM the sole breadwinner for my family of four. After the movement control order was implemented to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, things began to go downhill at my workplace. All the workers eventually had to take a huge pay cut.

Despite this, I am still thankful that I have a job especially when I know there are thousands who have lost theirs due to these tough times.

It has really been difficult for my family since my pay was reduced, and we are finding it hard to manage putting even one good meal a day on our table.

There are also many bills to pay, and if not for the loan moratorium from April 1, I am sure my car would have been repossessed.

The reason I am writing this is to say thank you to the government, especially the Prime Minister, for hearing our pleas and consenting to the EPF withdrawals for people like us.

I understand the EPF savings is for our old age, but for now, we need the money badly. I will be able to withdraw about RM30,000, which would certainly help put my family back on track. We will be able to settle all our outstanding bills and have enough left to meet other expenses in the coming year.

The rich will not feel the pain and hardships of those like me and my family. For some, RM30,000 could probably be spent in a day, but for us, the balance could stretch through the whole of 2021.

Once again, my heartfelt thank you to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for listening to the people and not turning a deaf ear.

ANDREW SEBASTIAN

Ipoh

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